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After examining a database of 850 patients diagnosed with lymphatic and bone marrow cancers between 1972 and 1980, researchers at the University of Tasmania and the UK University of Bristol found that living near power lines high voltage could increase the risk of leukemia, lymphoma and others. conditions later in life.

People who lived within 328 meters of a power line until the age of five were five times more likely to develop cancer. Those who lived the same distance from a power line at all times during their first 15 years were three times more likely to develop cancer as adults.

Internal Medicine Journal, September 2007; 37 (9): 614-9

Physorg.com August 24, 2007

 



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